In this news, we discuss the U.S. judge will not reverse decision on WeChat app store ban.
(Reuters) – A U.S. judge in San Francisco on Friday rejected a Justice Department request to overturn its ruling preventing the government from blocking Apple Inc. AAPL.O and Alphabet Inc.’s Google GOOGL.O from offering the Tencent’s 0700.HK WeChat download in the US app stores.
US Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler said at a hearing last week that she did not believe the Justice Department’s filing “altered the outcome” of its ruling that allows continued use of the app. Chinese mobile.
The Justice Department appealed its decision to the US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Reporting by David Shepardson; Editing by Chris Reese
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